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Ebuses to hit the road

A bus of a different kind will be picking up public transit users in Belleville for the next six weeks. Belleville Transit will be testing a BYD ebus, a battery-electric vehicle...

 

Brighton Council gets update on water level control measures

Members of the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board Wendy Leger, Rob Caldwell and Jacob Bruxer make a presentation to Brighton Council, at the King Edward Park Community Centre, on...

 
 

Adopt an Acre Program Returns

  A popular program at Quinte Conservation is back for 2017. The Adopt an Acre program will help support a new water monitoring and research facility at Quinte Conservation this year. QC General...

 

Organic Gardening

The term organic gardening has been thrown around a lot over the last few years when it comes to gardening and growing food. Someone somewhere decided that organic is healthier...

 
 

The Future of Landscaping

Recently I had an enlightening conversation with a PR agent and the head of a major landscape company about the future of the landscaping industry. Over the last 5 years,...

 

New owner, new hope

State of the art organics processing facility, Astoria Organics, is under new ownership. The compost producer, which started production on the Phillipston Road in Thurlow ward in September of last year,...

 
 

Apples in for good fall

It is looking to be a strong year for apples, according to a local orchard owner. Colin Campbell of Campbell’s Orchards says the fruit bud for an apple tree is typically...

 

Teachers supporting conservation

Local teachers are boosting the education programs at Quinte Conservation. The conservation agency has recognized the “generous donations” from the chapter of ADK Labda – International Honorary Organization for Women Educators. Quinte...

 
 

‘It’s getting real:’ Florida braces for...

Hundreds of thousands of Florida residents are scrambling to get out of the state before Hurricane Irma hits, while others are staying put and bracing for the Category 4 storm. The...

 

Farmers’ fingers crossed for late frost

Crops in the Prince Edward County have suffered quite a bit due to mass amounts of wet weather now coupled with a recent dry snap. Many local farmers like Lloyd Crowe...

 
 
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